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2004 Stories by Zac Crain

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  • Perfect Town, USA

    published April 22, 2004

    Four decades of James Bond films have proven that I must die now. Ive seen all the secret plans, uncovered facts and figures. I now know how the... More >>

  • 2004 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    published April 15, 2004

    It was one of those years. Three beloved major-label acts dominating nearly every major category, with little but their hometown in common. One a... More >>

  • Iron & Wine

    published March 25, 2004

    Sam Beam has a voice as sweet as iced tea in the summertime and a way with words that breaks hearts like a drunken surgeon, and so his second... More >>

  • Sondre Lerche

    published March 25, 2004

    Sondre Lerche's songs live in a world with Nick Drake's pink moons and the Flaming Lips' pink robots, where maladies have melodies and modern rock... More >>

  • Apollo Sunshine

    published March 25, 2004

    In the short history since 9-11, there hasn't been a song that so accurately sums up the feelings of that ambush and its aftermath as Apollo... More >>

  • Kanye West

    published March 18, 2004

    If Jay-Z and Dame Dash are the Mick and Keef of the Roc-A-Fella fam, then Kanye West is the label's Charlie Watts, the quiet rock behind the roll.... More >>

  • The Elected

    published March 4, 2004

    Blake Sennett's breathy, breakable delivery is as overly dramatic as a LiveJournal entry, and his dear-diary lyrics are even more so. "And if you... More >>

  • After the Gold Rush

    published February 26, 2004

    Jessica Nelson didn't need a new car. Her Deep Ellum loft was a short walk from her job as studio manager at More >>

  • Centro-matic

    published February 12, 2004

    It's not the band. They are little more than a bar band with a Texas accent. An extremely skilled one, mind you, but yeah, there it is. It's not... More >>

  • Shiny Happy People

    published February 5, 2004

    The power has been off for five minutes, maybe more. It feels like it's been off forever, like it's never coming back. At least not during this... More >>

  • Drink Cop

    published January 22, 2004

    It takes a real lifer to belly up to the bar at just past 9 on a foggy Wednesday morning, the kind of professional alcoholic who considers bourbon... More >>

  • What’s Wrong With This Picture?

    published January 15, 2004

    The people who live here call it their "pier-and-beam house." They've lost a lot--all of their security, most of their sobriety, some of their... More >>

  • Around Hear

    published January 1, 2004

    Even though the Polyphonic Spree's album was released in 2003, it was also released in 2002. And 2001. So we're disqualifying it. Here are the... More >>

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